Wildlife Technician

Location: 
Cecil D. Andrus Wildlife Management Area
Application Period: 
12/20/2017 to 1/21/2018
Employment Type: 
Temporary/Seasonal/Part Time
Salary: 
$12.31 per hour. Non-benefited; housing provided
Employment Dates: 
3/1/2018 to 12/31/2018

About the position

The Southwest Region is seeking one (1) Wildlife Technician (non-benefited) to help manage Cecil D. Andrus Wildlife Management Area (Andrus WMA) during the 2018 season.

Dates Needed:

Work will begin on March 1, 2018 and end December 31, 2018 (flexible start and end dates) at a rate of $12.31 per hour. The incumbent will work four (4) months on, one (1) month off, four (4) months on.

General Information: 
The selected applicant will work both independently and as part of a team to conduct wildlife habitat management activities on the Andrus WMA, west of Cambridge, Idaho. Andrus WMA is located on the breaks of Hell’s Canyon and is a working example of compatible wildlife and livestock uses of rangelands. The WMA supports herds of wintering elk and mule deer, year-round upland game birds and a host of other game and non-game wildlife. The WMA is open to public hunting, fishing, trapping, and other outdoor recreational opportunities. Work is generally conducted Monday-Friday, but schedule is variable. Some weekend and/or holiday work may be required. Housing is provided.

With or without reasonable accommodations, incumbent must be able to work in adverse weather conditions, hike long distances in extremely rough terrain while carrying a 30-40 lb pack, and lift/carry equipment up to 60 lbs for short distances.
Responsibilities: 
Habitat and Wildlife Management: Maintain livestock management facilities (fences and corrals) and infrastructure; control noxious weeds through chemical, mechanical and biological applications and map treatments; perform vegetation data collection and monitoring; monitor livestock use; conduct wildlife habitat improvement projects, plantings and seedings; conduct wildlife surveys; maintain roads, buildings, facilities and grounds.

Information and Education: Provide information to Andrus WMA users and the general public; work with volunteer groups on various habitat projects; staff office hours during fall hunting seasons to provide motorized access and information to WMA users.
Qualifications: 
Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of at least one of the following: 1) Good knowledge of wildlife ecology and habitat requirements and Some knowledge of wildlife habitat including evaluation and management practices; OR 2) Good knowledge of biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology or closely related discipline.
Experience recording, summarizing, analyzing, and synthesizing biological data using a personal computer to manage data. Must be highly self-motivated, enthusiastic, and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Good communication skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:
B.S. degree in Range, Wildlife, Environmental Resources, other closely related natural resource field, or equivalent in training and experience is preferred. Experience operating and maintaining four-wheel drive vehicles, tractor, backhoe, ATVs, power and hand tools, chainsaws, sprayers and other field equipment preferred.
How to Apply
  1. Complete an IDFG Application for Temporary Employment (see link below)
  2. Submit a cover letter, a resume, three professional or academic references, and a completed IDFG Application for Temporary Employment via email (preferred) or by mail to:
    • Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    • Attention: Zac Huling
    • 4187 Hwy 71
    • Cambridge, ID 83610
Additional Comments: 
EEO/Veteran’s Preference. If qualified applicants are found, this announcement may close before the listed closing date.
Contact: 
Zac Huling
Phone: 
208-257-3363
Traditional - Open through close date (specified)